Tracking an upcoming flood threat

Good Wednesday, everyone. A tropical storm will send a lot of rain our way in the coming days, leading to an increasing threat of high-water problems. After the rains shut down, a big blast of cool air is set to follow.

Let’s start with Wednesday. Highs will be in the mid- and upper 80s, with an isolated shower or thunderstorm possible. Here’s your regional radar:

Tropical Storm Cindy is a weak storm in the Gulf of Mexico, but it’s packing quite a bit of rain. That system will come ashore later Wednesday or Wednesday night, then turn the corner toward the lower Ohio Valley as it becomes extra-tropical. Here’s the latest from the National Hurricane Center:

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Showers and storms will increase from south to north later Thursday, and some of this action could cause some local high-water concerns. The bulk of the tropical rain arrives Friday and into early Saturday.

Widespread amounts of 1 to 4 inches will be possible, with locally higher amounts. Here’s the current flood threat map:

This is a setup to monitor closely as we roll into the next few days.

After the heavy rain shuts down early Saturday, a big blast of cool air moves in into the first half of next week. We are likely to string together several days of highs in the 70s.

Make it a great day and take care.

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